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St. Michael School

Private | PK-8 | 216 students

Our school is best known for having the presence of the IHM Sisters.

 

Living in Annandale

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $355,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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5 stars

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Posted June 5, 2014

The staff here at St. Michael's is wonderful. An environment well orchestrated with the commitment to each child bringing forth leadership ability and independence. A defined strength of positive reinforcement in discipline instilling a greater moral value in character. Provision of principals a child needs on the path towards self discovery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I have a second grade son who has gone to St. Michael since Kindergarten. My husband and I are very pleased with the school. The academics are challenging, class sizes are small, the atmosphere is very positive and loving. Children take responsibility for their behavior and learn excellent manners and respect towards peers and adults. The presence of the IHM sisters makes the school extra special. I truly appreciate that along with academics, my son is growing stronger spiritually and building a stong character with a moral compass. These are lifelong traits that will always guide him through whatever life brings. As parents we feel blessed to be able to give our son the opportunity to attend St. Michael Catholic School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I transferred my two sons from public and lived it very much. First of all, they are challenging enough academicallly. My first son was in ESOL program and he did not improve his English enough in public. After he was trasferred, his English became totally different. My second son was in Gifted program in Fairfax county public school. He has to work hard to achieve his own goal here. Second of all, my sons became so faithful and so polite incredibly. They were really disciplined after they were transferred from public school. I have been so satisfied. Third of all, the tuition is affordable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

St. Michael School is a fantastic place for the education of young children. St. Michael provides the best teachers and the best atmosphere for learning that we have seen. My child is happy and comfortable learning there, and we are very happy with the value of his education and the consideration the faculty and staff have shown us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

St. Michael School is a fantastic place for the education of young children! The teachers are seasoned and energetic, the curriculum is steady and exciting, and the administration really makes the school into a community. We chose St. Michael's School after interviewing at no less than eight different area private schools, both Catholic and non-Catholic. This school had the best teachers and the best atmosphere for learning that we have seen. Our son is happy and comfortable learning there, and as parents we are very happy with the value of his education and the consideration the faculty and staff have shown us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

My children received a wondeful traditional Catholic Education at St. Michael's. The presence if the IHM Sisters adds to the excellent teaching staff. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Our school has something to offer everyone. The kids love it and get along so well together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

This school has really moved in the right direction. Unfortunately, they had to make a lot of cuts last year, but one could never tell. The school is so alive. There is so much spirit. Everyone is so happy! The work that is produced by the students is amazing. The faculty and staff are very child centered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

Very traditional school which works for average students. If your child is gifted, this is not a school I would recommend. There is no option to take geometry here so you can move on to upper level math classes right away in high school, as an example. If your child is gifted, look at other school options -- either the GT program in the public schools or private programs such as Flint Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

St.Michael is the a wonderful school. The staff and teachers are warm and friendly. I know my children are recieving the best education possible with the added bonus of solid christian values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

This is the best school you can go to. You can take algebra 2, so you may take geometry in high. Don't miss out!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2007

This is a wonderful Catholic, conservative school that is teaching great morals and values that kids need more of these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

I love this school a lot. They have every single thing you need band, sports, choir, honors.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2005

St. Michael's is a pro-life and family-oriented school where discipline, order, and respect are part of the daily routine. A visit to the school reveals learning happening in every room. Faith is fully integrated into academics so that students emerge as competent, spiritual young people ready to take on the challenges of top area high schools. Weekly the students attend Mass. Each day, in addition to the basics, serious attention is paid to one of the specialties such as art, physical education, music and computer. And there are also extra-curricular opportunities in all of those areas. There has been a Spanish program in place for several years now. Students seem happy and motivated. Another plus is the volunteer program that facilitates the active participation of most families. There are even parents teaching and on the staff . St. Michael's is well worth the very reasonable cost. Check out our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

St. Michael's is wonderful. It challenges and motivates your child and will give him/her an excellent grounding in all subject to be able to do well in high school. The only thing I wish it had was a cafeteria lunch menu; they do sell pizza and hamburgers but they are brought in from fast food restaurants. Otherwise, top marks for this school in what matters most: a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

St. Michael's School in Annandale is a wonderful school, very academically challenging. We believe ourselves fortunate that our children were accepted into this school. Parental involvement is very high in the school. Music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities are available. only downside is because it is a private school there is no school bus transportation, a difficulty when both parents work, which we do. We have been extremely fortunate to have other parents bring our children home every day.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sister Therese Bauer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (703) 256-3490

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
50

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell Catholic School
Paul VI Catholic School
Bishop Ireton Catholic School
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7401 Saint Michaels Ln
Annandale, VA 22003
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Phone: (703) 256-1222

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